2020–2021
TOS Honors
Recipients

We are pleased to announce the most recent recipients of TOS Honors. In addition to Fellows, inaugural recipients were selected for three new awards!

TOS FELLOWS: Emmanuel Boss, Edward R. Urban Jr, and Dawn Wright
TOS EARLY CAREER AWARDS: April Abbott, Ryan Abernathey, and James Watson
TOS MENTORING AWARD: Claudia Benitez-Nelson
TOS OCEAN OBSERVING TEAM AWARD: RAPID/MOCHA/WBTS 26°N team
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FROM THE PRESIDENT, ANDONE LAVERY

We’ve just concluded the TOS Council election, and from the list of outstanding candidates for each position, I’m pleased to announce the following new Council members:

President-Elect: Deborah Bronk
Biological Oceanography Councilor: Kim S. Bernard 
Early Career Councilor: Erin Satterthwaite 
Education Councilor: Sara Harris 
Ocean Data Science Councilor: Vicki Ferrini 
Ocean Social Science and Policy Councilor: Leopoldo Cavaleri Gerhardinger
Physical Oceanography Councilor: LuAnne Thompson

The list of all Council members is available here, and I am excited to work with all of them on the TOS 2030 Strategy planning process. I would like to thank all candidates who participated in the election. We look forward to sharing ideas for the future of TOS after the newly composed Council has had the opportunity to meet.

JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION (JEDI) COMMITTEE UPDATE
Over the next four weeks, JEDI Committee members will participate in a multi-day retreat to help guide them as they work to develop the committee’s mission. Stay tuned for updates!

JANUARY 2021 OCEANOGRAPHY STUDENT NEWS IS ONLINE
Keep up to date on oceanography student resources and opportunities. > Read now

OCEANOGRAPHY NEWS

THE DECEMBER ISSUE IS ONLINE!
The special issue on Understanding the Effects of Offshore Wind Energy Development on Fisheries provides an overview of what has been learned from research and monitoring of offshore wind farm impacts on fisheries resources.
> See the full issue  

CALL FOR SUGGESTIONS
Beginning with the September 2020 issue of Oceanography, TOS is now emailing members the full table of contents of issues as soon as they go online, with links to each article. We would love to get your suggestions for improving this new “newsletter”  by contacting us at magazine@tos.org.

A REQUEST FROM EDUCATION COLUMNIST SIMON BOXALL
In Simon’s September column, he asks readers to send him an email about how you have adapted your teaching material during the coronavirus pandemic, how students have responded, and how many of these changes you will take into the future oceanography classroom. He will incorporate responses in his next column. Please email Simon at: simon.boxall@soton.ac.uk.

Teaching from Home?

Need some ocean sciences resources to keep your kids entertained,
but also have them learn something? Check out these resources.

Earth Institute Live

A K-12 channel of videos bringing scientific research to classrooms.

Actually, It’s Phytoplankton

Explore Ocean Ecology and NASA’s PACE Mission.
A podcast for kids, families, and teachers.

Ocean Exploration Trust

Lesson companions to Exploration Vessel Nautilus expeditions and
a library of graphics, photos, videos, and activities. 

Marine Mammal Commission

Learn about the natural world and marine science, particularly marine mammal science.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Learn about Earth’s ocean & coasts, weather & atmosphere, climate, marine life, and much more. 

Schmidt Ocean Institute

Never stop expanding your understanding of the ocean.
Learn about the ocean and marine careers.

Aquarium Online Academy

Virtual field trip of sea life and marine-related education and fun.

Discovery of Sound in the Sea

A variety of resources for students, educators, and others who are interested in the science of sound in the sea. 

MBARI: Science at Home

A small collection of activities and lesson plans from MBARI and
various other organizations that can be used at home.

Planktomania

Discover what lies beneath the surface! Marine plankton plays a
fundamental role in the ecology and climate of our planet.

Te mana o te moana

Links to educational resources focused on sea turtles.
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